This vegan mac and cheese is super simple, low fat, oil-free, nut free and absolutely delicious.

Mac and Cheese [Vegan]

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Calories

394

Serves

4

Cooking Time

40

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Ingredients

For the Pasta:

  • 2 1/2 cups macaroni 
  • 1/4 cup chickpea breadcrumbs optional, only if making baked version
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika optional, only if making baked version

For the Vegan Cheese Sauce:

  • 6 small Yukon gold potatoes (about 4 cups thinly chopped)
  • 8 ounces organic silken tofu
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1/2 medium-sized lemon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 2 tablespoons garlic and herb seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
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Preparation

  1. Chop the potatoes into small pieces
  2. Steam the potatoes for 20 minutes, or until soft
  3. Meanwhile, cook your macaroni of choice according to package instructions. You can do this in the same pot where you steam the potatoes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400°F if baking the mac and cheese. This is optional.
  5. Make the sauce by combining potatoes, tofu, lemon juice, salt, nutritional yeast, garlic and herb seasoning, turmeric, and black pepper in a high speed blender.
  6. Blend sauce ingredients until completely smooth. Use your tamper to push the contents into the blades.
  7. Open the blender very carefully, as contents may be very hot.
  8. Once pasta is cooked, place it in a glass oven-safe dish.
  9. Combine pasta with sauce. You can enjoy as is, or bake in the oven.
  10. To bake, top pasta with smoked paprika, then breadcrumbs evenly.
  11. Place in the oven at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs turn slightly golden.
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Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 394 | Carbs: 76 g | Fat: 2 g | Protein: 22 g | Sodium: 232 mg | Sugar: 1 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.